Mumbai : The Times of India Group institution TimesPro announced its academic collaboration with Jagannath University, Bahadurgarh, to offer a 3 year specialized BBA program in Banking & Finance. As compared to regular BBA programs, this program will focus on building industry skill-sets for the Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) sector and thereby create great career opportunities for BBA aspirants. This BBA program has been designed and developed by TimesPro under the Government of India’s National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) where TimesPro is the Skill Component provider and Jagannath University is the general education provider.
The BFSI sector in India will need an additional 1.6 million skilled workforce by 2022, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has estimated in its report. The report points out that considering the low levels of banking penetration, expansion through branches and business correspondents (BCs) is likely to generate significant employment opportunities in the sector. As the focus shifts towards customer-facing and sales profiles, the industry has witnessed a surge in entry-level hiring, which is expected to sustain the sector’s growth. In the wake of demonetization coupled with reforms in banking and financial services sector, the sector is experiencing a dynamic shift. This BBA program in Banking & Finance is therefore designed to cater to the requirement of entry-level skilled professionals for BFSI industry and train the students for emerging job roles.
Unique as compared to regular BBA programs being offered, this BBA program has been developed under the NSQF to focus on developing students’ skill sets instead of only imparting knowledge. NSQF is a competency-based framework that organizes all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. Conceived as a 3 year BBA program, it includes hands on training in advance finance tools like Finacle core banking solution and ET Finpro by the Times Group as well as preparation for Industry certifications by NISM/NCFM to take on practical challenges being faced by the BFSI industry. It offers a great opportunity for 12th pass-outs, wanting to pursue undergraduate business management programs in BFSI Industry. The program combines TimesPro’s expertise in Banking and Finance Industry and Jagannath University’s specialty in Vocational Courses. It perfectly nurtures and sharpens every student’s skills and makes them job ready.
Says Anish Srikrishna, President – Times Professional Learning, BCCL, “The BBA program by TimesPro and Jagannath University provides an excellent platform for students to get ahead of their peers in other BBA programs. It prepares them like no other BBA program when it comes to imparting skill sets and hands-on exposure for the banking and finance sector.”
Jagannath University, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, was established in May 2013 as a private university. Besides specializing in offering Vocational Studies, it is also a multi-faculty University offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in Engineering, IT, Architecture, Management, Commerce, Law, Journalism and Mass Communication, and more. It has developed excellent infrastructure for imparting quality education through classrooms, labs, library, play grounds, faculty, resources, hostels, etc.
On this collaboration, Mr. Deepak Gupta – Registrar, Jagannath University, said, “Our BBA program is a life-altering step from a long term career perspective, for those interested in Banking and Finance and have recently passed out their 10 + 2 exams.”
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